Notable Los Angeles: 6/2–6/8


Monday 6/2: Sarah Lotz discusses and signs The Three. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Roxane Gay reads from An Untamed State. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Tuesday 6/3: David Peace presents and signs Red Or Dead. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lisa See discusses and signs China Dolls at her book release party. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

Wednesday 6/4: Jon Boorstin reads from Mabel and Me. 7 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Thursday 6/5: Book Soup presents John Waters presenting and signing Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America in conversation with Bruce Wagner. 7:30 p.m. at the New Beverly Cinema. Admission is $28 +tax, and includes a copy of the book and one ticket. Tickets can be purchased now via Book Soup, but won’t be released until 6/3.

The UCLA Department of English presents the winners of a variety of 2013-14 poetry contests. Cody Koester, Faith Kearns, Anna Chen, Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider, and Zoe Goldstein. 8 a.m. at the Hammer Museum.

Friday 6/6: Get ready for L.A. Pride with LGBT Writers Who Inspired Us, featuring Noel Alumit, Jervey Tervalon, Ali Liebogott, Wendy Ortiz, and Naomi Hirahara. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rare Bird Lit presents Maxwell Neely-Cohen and his new book, Echo of the Boom. 7:30 p.m. at The Last Bookstore.

Saturday 6/7: Garrison Keillor presents and signs The Keillor Reader (Signed Edition). 12 p.m. at Book Soup.

Peter Tieryas Liu celebrates the release of his novel, Bald New World. Local author Shoshana Seidman will also be a guest reader. Wear a wig, or hat, or just bring yourself and a friend! 7:30 p.m. at Avenue 50 Studio.

Two-Headed Beast storytelling show. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Sunday 6/8: Lama Marut reads from and signs Be Nobody. 4 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan reads from Singapore Noir. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Rhapsodomancy presents William Archila, Tung Hui-Hu, Toni Ann Johnson, and Mark Maynard. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at The Good Luck Bar. $5 suggested donation. 21+ only.

Xach Fromson is a native Angeleno and the co-host/co-founder of Shades & Shadows, a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. reading series here in LA. He studied creative writing at California State University Northridge, where he worked on The Northridge Review. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency program, and is finishing his first novel. He appeared at Dirty Laundry Lit's "Love Sucks" event in February 2013, and has stories published in "Halloween Tales" and "Winter Horror Days" from Omnium Gatherum press. And once, he slew a dragon. Follow him on Twitter @_mythogenesis_. More from this author →